Heart and Seoul | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Heart and Seoul

Heart & Seoul: Growing up in Korea brings modern-day South Korea to Chicago Children’s Museum.

This exhibit lets you travel without ever stepping on a plane. Designed with input from five real-life, modern-day South Korean children, visitors to Heart & Seoul will get a taste everyday life in school, at home, and throughout the city as they:

  • Explore Korean food in the restaurant
  • Perform with K-Pop stars in the music studio
  • Practice an ancient martial art in the Taekwondo Studio
  • See what school and home life are like for Korean kids
  • Celebrate universal themes like diversity, tradition, and intergenerational sharing

You’ll not only learn about life in South Korea, you’ll experience it first-hand—without any of the jet lag.


As part of Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea, Chicago Children's Museum has partnered with Korean cultural organizations across Chicago to create a full schedule of artistic, cultural, and celebratory activities.

Korean Children’s Day Holiday
May 5
Join us as we close out our Heart & Seoul exhibit with a Korean Children's Day Festival celebration! The first 300 visitors will receive a special token gift from the National Folk Museum of Korea.

Special thanks to Korean Cultural Center of Chicago and HANA Center for programmatic leadership